Gilpin Peak

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Gilpin Peak
Gilpin Peak and Wright Lake (6327319038).jpg
Gilpin Peak and Wright Lake
Highest point
Elevation 13,700 ft (4,176 m) [2][1]
Prominence 720 ft (219 m) [1]
Isolation 1.20 mi (1.93 km) [1]
Parent peak Mount Sneffels[1]
Coordinates 37°59′12″N 107°47′35″W / 37.9866601°N 107.7931174°W / 37.9866601; -107.7931174Coordinates: 37°59′12″N 107°47′35″W / 37.9866601°N 107.7931174°W / 37.9866601; -107.7931174[3]
Gilpin Peak is located in Colorado
Gilpin Peak
Gilpin Peak
Location Ouray and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States[3]
Parent range San Juan Mountains,
Sneffels Range[1]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Grays Peak, Colorado[3]

Gilpin Peak is a high mountain summit in the Sneffels Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,700-foot (4,176 m) thirteener is located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-northeast (bearing 23°) of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide between Ouray County and San Miguel County.[2][1][3] Gilpin Peak was named in honor of William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Gilpin Peak, Colorado". Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Gilpin Peak includes an adjustment of +1.859 m (+6.10 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d "Gilpin Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 138. 

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